"B99 - “LET HIM, HE, WHO BELIVES IN YOU, NOT ASHAMED HIMSELF, O NABU, LET HIM FOLLOW YOU, GIVE HIM THE TASTE OF WEALTH AND LONGEVITY” - 2008"|
Acrylic on canvas - 49 Inches x 75 Inches
BABYLONIAN \ Cylinder-seal from the hegemonic period neo-Assyrian,1100-612 B.C.|
Characters: a four-winged’s female goddess, perhaps Ishtar, accompanied by two sphinxes.
Top: a moon, a fish, two bowls or asters, a winged sun, two fishes and the monogram of Philhelm. Middle: the moving moon or an aster? Bottom: an unidentified orange symbol, a green comet, a blue rhomb or an eye and a dog. The colours of the background symbolized the superposed vault of heaven.The cuneiform text is an incantation of Nabu, son of Marduk, main Babylonian god. The original cut of the signs has been modified and the literal translation would be : “ Let him, he, who believes in you, not ashamed himself.
O Nabu, let him follow you, give him the taste of wealth and longevity.